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2019 BMW M850 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Review

New 2019 BMW M850

2019 BMW
M850

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
SLC 300

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MSRP*
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$121,400
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$49,950
Invoice* $113,400 $46,953
MPG - City 17 23
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 2
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW M850 and the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW M850 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW M850 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW M850 and the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M850 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW M850, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M850 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Handling
The BMW M850 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M850 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW M850 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW M850 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Warranty
The BMW M850 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.